Located on Florida's Space Coast, just north of Miami, far south of Jacksonville and east of Orlando and Tampa, the State Farm Melbourne Beaches Music Marathon Weekend makes for a perfect warm winter running destination for runners of all ages and levels. The Melbourne Music Marathon typically attracts a slightly more serious runner than the previous month's Disney Marathon, but the course is still designed for fun. The weather is fine and the course is flat as a pancake, making for some spectacular PR's.
|Male||2:48:16||Steve Hedgespeth||43||W Melbourne, FL|
|2nd Male||2:57:32||Tracy Wetzel||31||Satellite Beach, FL|
|3rd Male||2:58:16||Michell Ott||23||Altamonte Spring, FL|
|4th Male||3:03:27||James Nolan||58||Trappe, PA|
|Female||3:22:26||Paige Douglass||28||Chicago, IL|
|2nd Female||3:26:04||Marguerite Schmidt||20||New Orleans, LA|
|3rd Female||3:29:02||Stefanie Braun||31||Daytona Beach, FL|
|4th Female||3:34:37||Emily Luhrs||31||Chicago, IL|
|M 40-49||2:48:16||Steve Hedgespeth||43||W Melbourne, FL|
|M 50-59||3:03:27||James Nolan||58||Trappe, PA|
|M 60-69||3:46:18||Loren Starr||60||Winter Park, FL|
|M 70+||4:36:37||Thomas Stokes||72||Melbourne, FL|
|F 40-49||3:50:47||Charlotte Waters||42||Melbourne, FL|
|F 50-59||3:53:03||Shirley Faulkner||56||Myakka City, FL|
|F 60-69||5:08:22||Mary McLendon||65||New Smyma, FL|
|F 70+||5:11:55||Udon Beider||75||Easton, PA|
One of America's Top 10 Bucket List Waterfront Races," says Runners World Magazine.
The Publix Florida Marathon & 1/2 Marathonbegins in downtown Melbourne and traverses along scenic US1 and the Indian River offering great water views and two bridge crossings for half-marathoners with four for the full marathon runners. The event has water stops each mile of the course and will feature at least 20 musical acts along the route with a post-race concert providing beer, pizza and more to runners. The 1/2 Marathon Relay offers two runners the chance to work together on a 6.55 mile tag-team run with each receiving a finishers medal.
The races kick off on Saturday with the Florida Today 5k & 8k and Kids Run, withat least six musical acts on the race course and post race party with live music.
Going into its 10th year, the Publix Florida Marathon Weekend is East Central Florida’s premiere distance event and one of the most environmentally sustainable races in the southeast.